VanierNews March1 – 2015



Early Dismissal

Our early dismissal is taking place this Thursday, March 5 @ 1:27 p.m.    Many classes are holding student led conferences (no appointments) and others will be involved in parent – teacher meetings. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about specific plans or call the office to book meeting times.


News from the Learning Commons

This week in the Learning Commons, students showed their ideas about the Surrey Schools Picture Book of the Year nominations. They used Chalkboard and Hello Crayon Apps. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 2 practised exporting their creations to the camera roll and uploading to DropBox. Brilliant!

See more Learning Commons news here!

Digital Citizenship
We  have been incorporating discussions about Digital Citizenship into our lessons in the Learning Commons. Digital Citizenship is the ability to use technology in an appropriate, productive and responsible way. There is lots of  very detailed information available. Our school wanted to create an ‘umbrella’ statement that would incorporate many facets of learning to use technology effectively. We are using the language ‘Digital Citizenship: There’s an APP for that’. Here’s the mini poster we will be hanging in every classroom.

New Student Registration

The Surrey School District is pleased to welcome all new students to our schools.  In-person registration is required at the neighbourhood school or school of choice if space is available (see “Out of catchment registration” below).

The following documents are required at the school when registering:

1. proof of birth date for the student (birth certificate or passport);

2. proof of guardianship (for parents or guardians as shown on child’s birth certificate or other appropriate legal documentation such as landed immigrant document or guardianship order);

3. proof of citizenship for both the parent and the student (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, permanent resident card, enhanced driver’s licence or enhanced identification card);

4. proof of residency (purchase or rental agreement, cable, hydro or gas bill etc.).

The school district recognizes that personal circumstances may make it difficult for some individuals to complete the registration process.   Please discuss any unique circumstances with the school principal when registering. 

We welcome all new students and we are pleased to assist in any way we can.  If you have further questions, please contact Georges Vanier (604-596-1030), or the school district at (604) 596-7733.

Registration Form Elem  Kindergarten Registration

Children who turn five years old before Jan. 1, 2016 are eligible to begin school in September 2015.

The same documents listed above for new students must also be provided to register a student for kindergarten. Registration begins in Surrey schools on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. To register, contact your nearestelementary school. If you don’t know the nearest school to you, visit the Locate a School page or call 604-595-5195.

 Welcome to Kindergarten Information Here Our Georges Vanier WTK event will take place on Thursday, June 4 @ 9:00 a.m.

Lost & Found
Please check out our display of lost clothing and other items.   L&F will be out all week and then donated to a local charity after Friday, March 5.

Pics from the Week!
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Important Dates

Mar. 3 - Term 2 Report Cards issued
Mar. 5 - Early Dismissal - 1:27 p.m.
Mar. 9 - 20 Spring Break
Mar. 23 - School re-opens
Mar. 27 - PAC Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Mar. 31 - March Monthly Assembly, 9:00 .m.
April 1 - PAC mtg. 8:45 a.m.
April 3 - Good Friday holiday
April 6 - Easter Monday holiday
April 24 - Intermediate Speech Festival - 9:00 a.m.
May 1 - Non Instructional Day - no school for students
May 4 - Music Monday and April Monthly Assembly
May 8 - Group Photo Day
May 13 - Early Dismissal, 1:27 p.m.
May 18 - Victoria Day holiday
May 21 - Parent Appreciation Tea, 8:25 a.m. 
May 21 - Talent Show, 9:00 a.m. in the gym
May 25 - Non Instructional Day - no school for students
June 4 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 9:00 a.m.
June 8 - Grade 7 Band Concert, 9:00 a.m.
June 12 - Sports Day - rain or shine
June 17 - Celebration Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
June 23 - Grade 7 & Farewell Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
June 25 - Early Dismissal, Term 3 Report Cards, final day for students

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